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The power of collaboration

The Machine Shop is the collaborative workspace co-founded by four independent creative studios as a shared studio space, with room for a few like-minded creative folks to join us along the way. Located in downtown Colorado Springs, this former automotive garage is now home to artists, architects, developers, designers, writers and video wizards.

So, can you fix my car?

Probably not. Our name is an homage to our studio’s history. Nicknamed “The Machine Shop” by the hard-working folks who worked here in decades past, our workspace still embodies the same roll-up-our-sleeves, straight-talking, fix-it-better mentality as our predecessors. But, with 100% more creativity and a whole lot less axle grease.

You’ll find us doing creative work for clients, sharing ideas, throwing events, eating tacos, collaborating on projects, hosting artists, and sending a signal boost to the creative greatness in our community.

Nuts & Bolts

Creativity

Although we’re independent companies with a range of skill sets, we share one important trait: creativity. We put every ounce of energy into creating/building/designing/capturing creative responses for our clients and (we hope) for the betterment of our world.

Collaboration

In the immortal words of Vanilla Ice, we like to “stop, collaborate and listen.” We think that working together when projects call for it, sharing our lives, work and ideas can only lead to good things, except for when someone plays Ice Ice Baby on the stereo.

Community

We love Colorado Springs, and part of our mission is to find ways to collaborate not only with each other, but with you. From events, classes, our artist-in-residence program and ideas we haven’t dreamed up yet, we’ve got big plans for all of us.

The Machinists

We’ve got four anchor companies who founded and share our space, along with a quarterly artist-in-residence
and a few like-minded creative folks who work along side us or drop in to collaborate.

Co-Pilot Creative

Crafting and launching brands into full flight.

Co-Pilot Creative Website

Design Rangers

Field guides to the creative world.

Design Rangers Website

ECHO

Architecture + interiors that embody culture, craft, and sustainability.

ECHO Website

FIXER

Brand Design Studio

FIXER Website

AIGA Colorado Springs

Our local outpost of the national association of design. Committed to advancing design as a professional craft, strategic advantage and vital cultural force.

AIGA Colorado Springs Website

IIDA: Echo Team for the Pret a Porter Fashion Show

Current Machine Shop resident artist.
Next Show: June 7th

IIDA: Echo Team for the Pret a Porter Fashion Show Website

The Space

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Upcoming Events

Prêt-à-Porter | Collection: Color-blocking, the After Show

The Machine Shop is proud to present Prêt-à-Porter | Collection: Color-blocking the After Show.  Please join us June 7th, from 6-9 pm for a one night opening. “Prêt-à-Porter | Collection: Color-blocking the After-Show” is an exhibition of a selection of garments made for the IIDA RMC Prêt-à-Porter Where Finish Meets Fashion Show 2019 and worn… Read more »

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Join the Machine

Although we’re not a traditional open coworking space, everyone can join “the Machine.”

Have an idea? An event? A project you need one or all of us to work on?
Drop us a line. Our (enormous) front door is wide open.

We occasionally have a space or two for some like-minded creatives, but we also will have events, classes, art shows, and an artist-in-residence program that we’d love to have you be part of.

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